Jakara Movement

Central Valley, Fresno and Sacramento

“Jakara has been engaged on all fronts — we have taken an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ approach,” says Executive Director Naindeep Singh. “[That includes] outreach at fairs and festivals, hosting our own events and canvassing throughout the state, but especially in the Central Valley.”

But Singh emphasizes the number of people who are initially tenuous about participating is really a small percentage. “If someone takes the time to explain it to you, shaking [your] hand and saying ‘I live up the street, I’m not getting anything for this, I’m just doing it for our neighborhood,’ ” he says, “the larger percentage see it as their civic duty. It’s important for their town and municipalities and for the country.”

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Communities for a New California promotes economic prosperity and community health for residents in the rural areas of California. We bring valley residents together to champion the needs of poor and working-class families through community organizing, integrated leadership development, and mass non-partisan voter engagement. Headquartered in Sacramento, with offices in Fresno, Indio and Merced, our chapters are in constant contact with residents in 13 California counties, from Yolo to Imperial – with an emphasis on the San Joaquin, Imperial and Coachella Valleys. CNC was founded in 2011 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) human rights organization.